A Thyme to Discover Early American Recipes for the Modern Table By Tricia Cohen, By Lisa Graves
Revive your inner pilgrim and master the art of colonial cooking with sixty recipes celebrating America's earliest days!

From their voyage on the Mayflower to the days of the American Revolution, early American settlers struggled to survive in the New World. Join us as we travel through time and discover how our forefathers fed their families and grew a nation, from eating nuts and berries to preparing fantastic feasts of seafood and venison, and learn how you can cook like them, too!

With gorgeous and whimsical hand-drawn illustrations from beginning to end, A Thyme to Discover, spanning the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, is an illustrated historical cookbook for foodies, history buffs, and Americans alike. Cohen and Graves reimagine old original colonial recipes from pilgrims, presidents, and Native Americans, and modify them to suit modern palates and tastes. Arranged chronologically as the English settlers cooked and ate their way into becoming Americans, these deliciously historical recipes include:

  • The First Thanksgiving, 1621: "Venison over Wild Rice Cakes" and "Pumpkin Pudding with Rum Sauce"

  • Alexander Hamilton's "Beef Stew with Apple Brandy" and Abraham Lincoln's "Chicken Fricasee"

  • Rhode Island's "Bacon-Kissed Clam Cakes" and Massachusett's "Chowdahhhhh"

  • Forefather's Day, 1749: "Sufferin' Succcotash with Buttered Lobster"

  • Jim Beam's "Bourbon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies"

  • And many more!
  • Including a "Tipsy Timeline" of New World alcoholic beverages, the menus of the oldest taverns in America, and other bite-sized tidbits to satiate your curiosity and hunger, A Thyme to Discover revives forgotten culinary traditions and keeps them alive, on your own dinner table.

    TitleA Thyme to Discover
    SubtitleEarly American Recipes for the Modern Table
    AuthorBy Tricia Cohen, By Lisa Graves
    PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
    ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
    Published21 November 2017
    Dimensions8.50 x 8.50in.
    Illustrations100 color illustrations.

    About the author

    Tricia Cohen grew up in a house with two kitchens, surrounded by family, food, and love. In her adult life, she continues to share her love for food with the community as a hostess, gourmet home cook, and sous chef. Together with Lisa Graves, she authored A Thyme and Place: Medieval Feasts and Recipes for the Modern Table, the first in a three-part historical cookbook series. She lives in North Truro, Massachusetts.

    Lisa Graves is the author and illustrator of the series 'Women in History,' as well as the author of A Thyme and Place: Medieval Feasts and Recipes for the Modern Table (Skyhorse Publishing) together with Tricia Cohen. She is the creator of Historywitch.com, a site dedicated to illustrations of history's most fascinating characters. She lives in Medway, Massachusetts.

    "If you love to cook and love American history, this book is the best of both. The latest from the kitchens of Graves and Cohen combines one part history with one part beautiful illustrations and a bucketful of mouth-watering recipes for a book that will inspire you to get out your apron—and fast. It's fun, factual and fantastic!"
    Dr. Lois Frankel, author of Ageless Women, Timeless Wisdom and Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office

    "A Thyme to Discover makes culinary fantasy out of returning to early America and the pilgrim days. The recipes go deep into the fancy ingredients of the time—seafood and venison—but reimagines them for today's palate. We're special fans of the recipe for Warm Mulled Wine Apple Cider Sangria, perfect for a cold day."
    Table Magazine

    "This fun, informative, appealing book makes a great gift for foodies and history buffs alike."
    Edible Cape Cod

    "This much-more-than-a-cookbook goes far beyond the ordinary recipe, providing a window into the origins of dishes that will not only delight the palate, but also the historical curiosity of the reader. Tricia and Lisa have created a magnetic work of food intrigue with A Thyme to Discover. I recommend enjoying a glass, or two, of fine wine while reading!”
    —Michael Hill Kennedy II, award-winning sommelier, winemaker, and founder of Component Wine Company in Napa Valley

    "Team Thyme have done it again! Cohen and Graves’ new book, A Thyme to Discover, is a wonderful melding of inspired recipes, stories. Tricia Cohen created a set of dishes that recreate the Early American culinary experience without having to be a battlefield re-enactor. Lisa Graves’ illustrations teleport you to those earlier days as soon as you bite into 'Yankee Red Flannel Hash with Braised Cabbage' or let 'Cranberry and Orange Honey Butter' roll off your taste buds. All this and 'Chowdahhh!'"
    —Edward Branley, NOLA History Guy and author

    "I don't think I have ever been as captivated by a cookbook as I was by this one. From its clever title to its charming illustrations, wonderful recipes, interesting history, and snippets of facts peppered throughout, A Thyme to Discover has a little bit of everything. . . . Children will enjoy the whimsical illustrations, adults with no interest in cooking will find the history fascinating, and the cook, well, the cook is just going to fall in love. . . . A book for foodies, history buffs, and red-blooded Americans in general."

    "Tricia and Lisa have created edible history lessons of sorts, allowing readers to re-experience the what it was like for the first Americans to sit down for dinner."

    ISBNs: 9781510721807 978-1-5107-2180-7 Title: a thyme to discover category:CKB ISBNs: 9781510721791 978-1-5107-2179-1 Title: a thyme to discover category:CKB 
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